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True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
amazing food great location great outdoor seating!
I love this restaurant. I like the quality of the food and there are definitely more healthy options than most restaurants. Great service, great food, and great ambiance.
Thank you Kenny! Hope to have you back in soon!
I'm always please with the food, and I appreciate now more than ever that they have outdoor seating available.
Thank you for the stars Natalie!!
Most food items either lacked flavor or were not the correct balance of ingredients. The food is very expensive for the taste, and same for the drinks. One was so bad that it was barely touched even though it was $15. I spent $180 for 4 people, and we would have enjoyed an average national chain a lot more. Gave this place 2 chances spaced 6+ months apart. The bright spots are the ambiance and the service, so come full and order the watermelon mojito or a beer. If you have to eat here, get a pizza. They do a decent job at that.
Thank you for taking the time to review us, while we love that you enjoyed our ambiance and service, I am sorry we have missed the mark on the food, We are always wanting to improve and with reviews, it gives that opportunity. We hope to have you back in soon for another go, you can reach me at 703-527-0930 Thank you again for your time Anne
Our food at True Food was amazing as always. Our service, however, was not. The waitress we had was not at all friendly. We had to ask for water and she seemed annoyed by that. We were all wondering why she chose this career. Maybe she should reconsider. In the past, we have had fantastic service at True Food. We will be back, just hopefully with a different waitress!
The food and drinks were creative and flavorful- trying a bit too hard to be trendy, but delivered on quality ingredients, presentation, and taste.
The alcoholic drinks were fresh and portions about right for the price point. We had the edamame dumplings which came in a light broth and a nice hint of truffle. One guest had the teriyaki bowl (exactly as described with robust vegetables), one had the Glass noodle bowl (much more spice than expected, but also more shrimp than expected), and the turkey wrap (the star in this dish was the hummus- who would have guessed?). Overall, all satisfying dishes that generated enough credibility to make the group want to return to try a few more.
Dining during COVID-19 is a unique experience and although I thought the restaurant did a good job creating a safe and comfortable experience, I did wait nearly 15 minutes for our waitress to come by so we could order drinks while we watched the staff congregate and chat at the bar... even so, the orders came our quickly, so the kitchen/bar teams were churning out orders. Also, when the waitress gave her standard greeting and asked if we had dined there before we said "no" she chimed "Welcome back!" It was so conspicuous that we listened when she did the EXACT same thing to the table next to us... clearly not listening to the response from the guests. She was nice enough, but also very slow (I noticed she had friends dining at the restaurant, so she spent most of her time tending to them- oh well!).
Bottom line- I would return to try a few more menu items and give another server a chance to prove that our experience was an outlier.
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience, we are always wanting to improve to better serve our guests, and we hope to have you back in soon!
Loved the food and drinks! Always a plus to see hand sanitizer on the tables and every employee masked up! I will definitely be back!
Fantastic dining experience. Very clean, tons of hand sanitizer, and distancing enforced (for COVID). Highly recommended and will be back very soon!
THANK YOU!!! We appreciate you dining with us! Hope to have you back in soon!
Great healthy food choices and specialty cocktails. The watermelon mojito was a perfect pairing with the Jackfruit wraps.
A chill restaurant with great food; highly recommend.
Thank you for the stars!
Great food and staff did a great job with social distancing, etc.
Thank you for the stars!
What a great find! I loved the Vegan Spaghetti Squash Casserole, and I am not a vegan.
The music was too loud, but I find all restaurant music to be too loud.
Beautiful dining space and good social distancing practices. I found my new favorite restaurant.
PS Prices are reasonable and not inflated as many restaurants do in order to be pretentious.
Thank you for your review, we are so happy you found a new favorite! WE hope to have you back in soon!
I enjoyed the menu and style of True Food, but I found the restaurant a little noisy and the service a little lackluster. That said, I would still return, but probably during "off" hours.
Thank you Alexa, for taking the time to review us. We are always wanting to improve, We hope to have you back in soon!
My friend's meal was incorrect the first time it came out, steak instead of salmon. It took at least 10 minutes for the corrected meal, with no compensation for the delay.
Thank you, Bunny for your review and feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we can improve. We hope to have you back in soon, we would love the opportunity to serve you again.
This was my 1st visit to True Food, cool place, I’ll will go again!
Thank you for the stars!
The table had a sanitized sign on it but it was clearly not clean - very uncomfortable dine in experience given the current environment
Delicious food, and healthy. Ate out on the patio. Felt "safe" and the server emphasized the "safety." Great experience.
Thank you for the stars!
For it not to have had many people in the restaurant, our waitress was kind of invisible even though she was very pleasant whenever she was present, and accommodating. If you like lemonade, order the peach tea as the flavor of peach is practically non-existent. As my stomach is very sensitive to acidic drinks like lemonade, I couldn't drink it and had to ask for a replacement, which turned out to be ice cold and very refreshing watermelon juice. (assuming it was fresh)
The two diminutive beef tacos were very good (meat used was top shelf as were ingredients) but the accompanying salad, also diminutive, was tasteless. For $19.00 plus tax and tip, I guess that's what you get nowadays.
This is my second visit and I still think the prices are a bit over the top for what you are served. Will I return? Yes, probably.
Thank you for joining us at True Food Kitchen, we appreciate your feedback and will ensure more present service, we hope to have you back in soon!
Great healthy dishes!
THANK YOU FOR THE STARS!
This was my first time experience at True Kitchen during "RONA" season. The restaurant staff was completely great and made me feel safe during these strange times. The food was amazing and I will definitely come back again.
Thank you for your review! We are so happy you had a great time with us
Probably the best place in the area for vegan options!!! The food is always the best with vibrant colors and taste.
Not to mention for healthy people to eat tasty food and great drink options!
The staff roll out the red carpet for whom ever comes to the door and make every person feel welcome!
We always recommend this place!
How can I get a True Food closer to my house???
Thank you Ray! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us!
True Food was great with Covid-19! They were extremely clean and sanitary. Hostesses were very clear with customers that they needed a mask to enter the restaurant without delay. Every other table was emptied with hand sanitizer and a note stating that the table was empty to social distance. In addition the hostess asked if a table they were going to seat us at was too close to the larger party. There were makers on tables that indicated the table was sanitized. Finally, they had a QR code to pay the bill so there was no exchange of money or credit cards. All in all it was so nice to be out and have a great meal at a restaurant that was serious about keeping their stakeholders healthy and safe.
Thank you so much for your review and kind words, we hope to have you back in soon!
Great outdoor space and attention to details re. distancing. Food was healthy and delicious and wine options great.
Thank you for joining us, hope to have you back in soon!
Tasty food that is healthy. Love the ancient grain bowl with salmon. Large serving with plenty of leftovers. Great sidewalk dining with umbrellas and distance from street.
Thank you, Lunch Gourmet!
We love the fresh, healthy selections. It's a little high priced for going regularly for us, but we've been there three times and have loved every visit and every food choice! Friendly managers and staff too!
Thank you Kathy!
Everyone was very nice. The food was great. We had to wait a bit for our lattes and the manager gave them to us for free. We will definitely come back.
Thank you for joining us! We hope to have you back in soon!
Great service. Friendly hostesses and waiters/waitresses. Clean food that is flavorful and filling. Love they provide plenty of Vegan options. Got the Butternut Squash Pizza and it was vegan and amazing!
Thank you for the stars!
The food was delicious and inexpensive, our widow table pleasant, and the waiter attentive. The seating is perhaps a little close. The person at the next table was able to overhear what I said to my friend and comment. She was being helpful, responding to a question I had asked about a particular ingredient but still...it made me wonder how much of our conversation could be heard. We were not speaking loudly. I will come to True Food Kitchen again, but go elsewhere if I want to have a private conversation.
Thank you for joining us! We hope to have you back soon!
Unique and delicious food, warm and friendly staff, and a fun environment.
Great, healthy options. Great drink options as well. Staff is friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend.
First, I requested specific seating which was available and they tried to seat me in an area where I requested not to be seated. It was a birthday celebration and at no time was that acknowledged by the host or the waiter. The waiter was very inattentive. He came to ask about the food when we were practically done eating. He brought my tea- no spoon, no sugar or anything. The service was bad. The concept of the food is better than the actual taste.
Thank you for feedback on your most recent dining experience with us, this is not our standard and we apologize that we missed the mark on our hospitality You may reach out to me at your convenience as we would love the opportunity to win you back as a our guest 703-527-0930 Thank you Anne
Excellent food and service. The pizza and edamame dumplings were great!
Thank you Neil!
Great food, very accommodating. Highly reccomend this restaurant for healthy eating!
All good. The acoustics, however, tend to make the place very loud.
HI Neil, thank you for the review, we appreciate the feedback! And hope to have you back in soon!
Thrilled to have this new restaurant in our neighborhood.
the food is great. service is wonderful and friendly.
So great to hear Eric! hope to have you back in soon!
Was our first time dining here. Really good food and great service.
I’ve gone to multiple locations of True Food and found this location had oversalted their food and the preparation was not the same quality. The service was also very slow and ultimately canceled my dessert because I watched my server take my order and get distracted taking orders from three other tables. I’m typically a fan of this restaurant but was disappointed I “broke” my rule of going to a chain restaurant when traveling. Doubtful I will do that again after this experience....
Thank you, oC foodie, for your feedback, I am so sorry we missed the mark on your service and food experience. We value great hospitality and I apologize that this didn't happen on your most recent visit. We would love the opportunity to win you back either for our location or another You may reach me at 703-527-0930 Thank you for time Anne
We both tried something new and they dishes were delicious. We did have some trouble hearing our waitress - it wasn't that it was too noisy - the acoustics were odd.
Yummy food. Very fresh. Did take a long time to come out...was told because a lot of takeout orders.
The food wasn’t great and no kid friendly options
Thank you for providing us feedback on your most recent visit, we want everyone to leave happy when dining with us, and we are sorry we missed the mark on your experience you may reach out to us if you wish yo share any further feedback 703-5270930 Thank you for your time Anne
True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 527-0930.
True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter is rated 4.7 stars by 269 OpenTable diners.
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